Biography of Albert G. Stephens
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Stephens, Albert G., was born in Durhamville. December 6, 1844. His father, Dewitt C. Stephens, was born in Stephensville, Albany county, in 1810, which town was named after Archibald Stephens. Dewitt C. married Sarah, daughter of Thomas Conkliug. He came to Durhamville in 1826, where he built the glass works, a twenty five mile section on the Erie Railroad, and a section of the Erie Canal, through the Montezeuma marshes. He was member of Assembly and supervisor of his town. In 1865 he moved to Oneida, where he died in 1889. Albert G. Stephens was educated in Cazenovia Seminary, and entered upon the glass trade in Constantia, taking charge of the works and purchasing one half of the plant, which he operated until 1876. In 1877, with his brother Clinton he purchased his father's property of 700 acres. In 1870 he married Mary A., daughter of John R. Mitchell; their children are Dewitt C., Mrs. D. G. Chrisman, and Irma. Mr. Stephens is one of the progressive business men of Madison county, taking an intelligent interest in school and church matters, and has ever advanced the best interests of his town and townspeople.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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